Thursday Night Football: Cardinals snap eight-game home losing streak with 42-34 win

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The Cardinals found the magic elixir at State Farm Stadium. The Saints were no match for the Cardinals, who ended an eight-game home losing streak.

Arizona had not won at home since Oct. 24, 2021, when it beat the Texans.

The Panthers had lost seven in a row at home before beating the Saints in Week 3.

The Cardinals intercepted Andy Dalton three times, returning two for touchdowns, in a 42-34 victory. The Cardinals moved to 3-4, and the Saints fell to 2-5.

Dalton became the first quarterback to throw pick-sixes on back-to-back drives since former Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick did it in Week 2 of 2019 against the Patriots.

The Cardinals trailed 14-6 late in the first half before the Saints fell apart in an eight-play, 1:42 sequence. Cardinals running back Keaontay Ingram scored on a 2-yard touchdown run with 2:28 remaining, and a two-point conversion tied the game.

Dalton then threw two pick-sixes: Marco Wilson had a 38-yard return off a rebound of a perfectly thrown pass to Marquez Callaway with 1:50 left; and Isaiah Simmons picked Dalton and returned it 56 yards for a touchdown with 46 seconds left in the first half.

The Cardinals led 28-14 at halftime.

Dalton finished 30 of 47 for 361 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. Rookie Chris Olave caught seven passes for 106 yards; Juwan Johnson made five receptions for 32 yards and two touchdowns; and Taysom Hill completed 2 of 2 passes for 48 yards, caught one pass for 3 yards and had three carries for 9 yards.

Saints receiver Tre'Quan Smith left the game for the locker room before the finish, appearing to injure his arm or shoulder.

Kyler Murray completed 20 of 29 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown. He ran for 40 yards on seven carries. Eno Benjamin had 12 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown, and DeAndre Hopkins returned from his six-game suspension to catch 10 passes for 103 yards.

19 responses to “Thursday Night Football: Cardinals snap eight-game home losing streak with 42-34 win

  1. Looking at the Saints schedule they will be lucky to win 4 more games this year. It’s a good year to own the Saints #1 pick.

  2. Cardinals are still terrible. You beat an old backup QB at home. Congrats. Kliff still needs to be fired.

  3. Ugadogs21 says:
    October 20, 2022 at 11:55 pm
    Somebody wake up Tyrann Mathieu.

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    Why do that when all we wanna see is TDs, apparently?

    Pretty sad to see how many people enjoyed watching a 70pt game that wasn’t close since before halftime, more than a 30pt game that stayed within a score the entire game and went to overtime.

    To anyone who wants to see TD, TD, TD, TD, TD, you’re why the NFL has these bogus roughing the passer rules.

  4. I think the losing streak began when the Packers prevailed on an ill-conceived Murray end zone interception at the buzzer. Murray has not been the same since.

  5. Use Taysom Hill in the red zone you score touchdowns. So they only use him on 1 out of 5 trips to the red zone. Brilliant!

  6. does anyone actually watch these crap games? Great investment Bezos, I am sure a certain franchise can be commandeered soon enough

  7. Amen my dude! Howie went North Face all over that organization & fleeced them twice in the same offseason! Okay & for the record, I’m aware that joke was worse than a dad joke.

    eagleswin says:
    October 20, 2022 at 11:39 pm
    Looking at the Saints schedule they will be lucky to win 4 more games this year. It’s a good year to own the Saints #1 pick.

  8. The Cards didn’t win this one the Saints lost it by the pick 6’s Murray is a little troll doll running for his life all game and yelling at his coach. Terrible look for both of them.

  9. Not good for my team. Saints had total control of the game, up 14-6 and about to add on, and Dalton absolutely implodes. The rest of the offense is fine, and Olave is a budding star. The defense is showing its age (to be fair, Demario Davis is still playing well at MLB, but Davenport is totally ineffective, Mathieu can’t cover a bed, and Dennis Allen does not appear to be able to manage the defense and coach the entire team at the same time).

  10. I guess those pick sixes were Winston’s fault too….Maybe Taysom should have been given a chance at QB after all…

  11. After those 2 consecutive pick-sixes,I thought the New Orleans Saints had convinced Matt Schaub out of retirement,but at a closer look….it was still Andy Dalton.

  12. 8 game home losing streak? Wow. I guess that’s why I haven’t been paying attention to the Cardinals. Lack of relevancy.

  13. austinspencer says:
    October 20, 2022 at 11:48 pm
    Cardinals are still terrible. You beat an old backup QB at home. Congrats. Kliff still needs to be fired

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    Kingsbury is not the problem.

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